If we truly want to expand interest in this plant and preserve the rare ones, why are some of us trying to sell them at ridiculously high prices? Now, before any of you professional growers / nursery owners start screaming about profits, I'm excluding you from that first question. You make a living selling plants and I'm the last person on earth to begrudge a business person from making a profit. But the rest of us, the amateur growers, the backyard nurserymen, we should do everything we can to spread the wealth. Okay, you've got an investment of soil, water, and fertilizer; no argument there. How much do you really think it costs to grow a nice cutting from a one-gallon to a three-in-the-pot 3-gallon can? Would you be surprised if I told you the average is less than $10.00 over two years? I've been tracking my costs for almost six years. Together, Randy and I grew almost 350 plants this past season. When you figure in the cost of potting soil, the water used by the mistbed, and the bag of fertilizer, I spent $1725. That's the first year. Next year, they just grow and get water. Do I have a hope of getting that money back by selling plants? If I hadn't given them all away (after the best stuff was planted in my garden or Randy's), yeah, I might have had a shot at it. But at that level, it makes more sense to me to just do it for the sake of keeping a variety alive. We've got another Croton meeting coming up in the Spring at Tiki Rick's. If you're a backyard grower, like me, consider what you'd like to do with your plants. Think about what they're really worth in the long run. And if you're a collector, with some really rare varieties, what happens if you lose them in a cold snap? Wouldn't it be better if there were others spread around the state?